Temperament and Social Development

Ann Sanson, Sheryl A. Hemphill, Bilge Yagmurlu, Sandee McClowry

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationThe Wiley-Blackwell Handbook of Childhood Social Development
Subtitle of host publicationSecond Edition
Number of pages19
ISBN (Print)9781405196796
StatePublished - Feb 22 2011


  • Bimodal factor, labeled approach - withdrawal, inhibition or sociability
  • Child and contextual factors in social development
  • Indirect or mediated effects, and child's temperament - affecting the environment
  • Temperament and social development
  • Temperament influences on social relations
  • Temperament, and emotional and behavioral problems - externalizing behavior problems (EBPs)
  • Temperament, individual differences in behavioral style - affect, activity and attention, visible from early childhood
  • Temperament-based targeted interventions
  • Temperament-focused intervention programs - promoting positive social development
  • Temperamental influences on social competence

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychology(all)

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Sanson, A., Hemphill, S. A., Yagmurlu, B., & McClowry, S. (2011). Temperament and Social Development. In The Wiley-Blackwell Handbook of Childhood Social Development: Second Edition (pp. 227-245). Wiley-Blackwell. https://doi.org/10.1002/9781444390933.ch12